Days Gone By - stories from the past

Anne Newport Royall – Living through the shakes in North Alabama

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

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Is there anything more southern than a butterbean festival? This town in Jefferson County has an annual one.

"In the early 1800's, Andrew Jackson's soldiers became the area's first settlers after their victory at Horseshoe Bend. In 1861, residents from the community…

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Today is Hank Williams, Sr’s birthday – Celebrate by visiting his hometown in Georgiana & a birthday bash in Montgomery

This is a great day to celebrate Hank Williams, Sr.'s birthday. Start with a visit to the museum of his boyhood home in Georgiana, then…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you remember trying to diaper a squirming baby using diaper pins? – these vintage pictures from Auburn Univ. reveal the past

I discovered these old photographs from Auburn University while doing some research.  If you have more information about them, click on the link at…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The south is known for front porches, but Brantley, Alabama has been dubbed “the front porch capital of the south”

Brantley was established on 40 acres of property purchased from Thomas H. Wyatt by the Brantley Land Company. It was first called Sasserville, then…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Exact details and people involved in the arrest of Vice-President in Washington County, Alabama

 The Arrest of Vice-President Aaron Burr in Alabama (The following story has been transcribed exactly as written (including spelling errors) from Albert J.…